Nebraska TANF Program

Learn about TANF Nebraska. The official name for the state TANF program is Nebraska Aid to Dependent Children (ADC). The department that handles Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is the Department of Health and Human Services. If you have questions about NE TANF, please use the contact information below.

What is TANF benefits?

The goal of the TANF program is to provide benefits to families in need with both financial assistance and work opportunities, assisting the family to become self-sufficient. The Nebraska Aid to Dependent Children provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of children and their families in Nebraska.

With monthly cash payments, NE TANF can help families pay for items like food, housing, furniture, utilities, clothing, phone, transportation, laundry, supplies for the home and some medical supplies that are not paid for by Medicaid. To find out more information about TANF Nebraska, use the contact information listed below.

Who can get TANF

If you are looking to apply for the Nebraska TANF program, then you will need to meet certain requirements. To qualify for TANF you will need to have low income, be either a US citizen, have a green card, or be an American Indian born outside the US. You also will need to be either pregnant with no other children in the house, or have children under the age of 18 with the parents still living together.

Or the children are living with relatives or other custodial adult, or an 18-year-old child who has not graduated high school and who is a full-time student at a secondary, vocational or technical training school or a disabled person between the ages of 19 and 21 who is participating in a full-time secondary school program. You will also need to live in the state of NE. To view the full application process, see how to apply for TANF in Nebraska.

Nebraska Tribal TANF

Below is a list of tribal offices that handle TANF benefits in their area.

Santee Sioux Nation
108 Spirit Lake West Niobrara, 68760
Phone: 402-857-2380

Winnebago Tribe
PO Box 771 Winnebago, 68071
Phone: 402-878-2447

  • TANF Office Location

    Nebraska Aid to Dependent Children
    301 Centennial Mall South PO Box 95026 3rd Floor
    Lincoln, NE 68509

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number for the Nebraska TANF office is 800-383-4278 or 402-471-3121.

  • TANF Website

    To view the Nebraska TANF website, click here.

Map of Nebraska TANF Office